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Rigoletto

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MSRP: $19.98
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Item Number: 2403
Artist: Rigoletto

This DVD of Rigoletto, Giuseppe Verdi’s first opera in the trilogy that includes Il Trovatore and La Traviata, is without a doubt one of the most popular operas of all time. Hear Mario Del Monaco unforgettable vocal performances of famed aria’s La donna e mobile. The legendary Tito Gobbi and Pina Arnaldi, highlight this dramatic feature film version of Verdi’s masterpiece.  

 

The DVD also features accompaniment by The Rome Opera Orchestra, conducted by Oliviero de Fabritiis and stars Gerard Landry, Aldo Silvani, and Janet Vidor. A perennial favorite, based on Victor Huro’s play Le Roi s’amuse, with libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, this drama of intrigue, tragedy, and revenge has been a spectacular success since its premiere performance over 150 years ago. The film also contains some of the world’s best-known music including the aria La donna e mobile, and the characters Rigoletto, Gilda, and the Duke of Mantua. The film’s major-key theme from the Quartet is described by Kobbe’s Opera Book as “the finest piece of concerted music in Italian Opera.

 

The lavish costumes and settings for this romantic and melodramatic feature film version perfectly recapture the period and style. The film retains the famous arias and duets in the original Italian, with the dialogue painstakingly dubbed into English.

 

            “…the epitome of all that the opera is…”   - Opera Magazine

 

Giuseppe Verdi, the Patriarch of Italian opera, wrote 26 operas during his career, but rarely has an opera’s drama been so fully realized as in this brilliantly tragic DVD of Verdi’s story about a hunchback jester and his daughter. Dramatically retelling the story of Rigoletto, we witness a showcase of some of the world’s most renowned voices, such as Tito Gobbi and Mario Del Monaco, treating us to the unparalleled operatic genius of Giuseppe Verdi.

 

"… his (Del Monaco) ringing tones provide a thrill...

vocal plenitude and splendour"                 - Opera Magazine


DVD Bonus Features

  • Over 35 Scene Selections
  • Instant Access to Arias
  • Verdi Biography
  • Rigoletto Story Synopsis
  • Rigoletto Trivia
  • Bonus Music: ENRICO CARUSO Sings Three Arias from Rigoletto
  • Dolby Digital Stereo Audio
  • Digitally Mastered Audio & Video
  • (90 minutes, plus bonus features)

     

 

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